Daphne Kalotay is a novelist and short story writer whose early work received Boston University’s Florence Engel Randall Fiction Prize and a Transatlantic Review Award from The Henfield Foundation. Kalotay is a MacDowell Fellow and has also received fellowships from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the Bogliasco Foundation, and Yaddo. Her fiction collection, Calamity and Other Stories, was shortlisted for the 2005 Story Prize, and her debut novel, Russian Winter, won the 2011 Writers’ League of Texas Fiction Prize, made the longlist for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and has been published in twenty-one foreign editions. Kalotay’s newest work, Sight Reading, which Booklist calls “a fictive musical and familial feast,” was released in May 2013. (rhbouchard)… (more)
On a warm spring day after a long New England winter, Hazel and Remy spot each other for the first time in years. Under ordinary circumstances, this meeting might seem insignificant. But Remy, a gifted violinist, is married to the Scottish composer Nicholas Elko--once the love of Hazel' s life, now struggling with a masterwork he cannot realize. In the twenty years since Hazel' s world was tipped on its axis, these three artists have faced unexpected joys, mysterious afflictions and other puzzles of life, their fates irrevocably interlaced.
As their story unfolds across two decades, moving from Europe to America and from conservatory life to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, this moving novel explores how the desire to create something real and true--be it a work of art or one's own life--can lead to deeper personal revelations, including the secrets we keep, even from ourselves. Lyrical and evocative, Sight Reading asks questions about what makes a family, about the importance of art and beauty in daily life, and about the role of intuition in both the creative process and the evolution of the self. Daphne Kalotay of the critically acclaimed collection Calamity and Other Stories, which was shortlisted for the 2005 Story Prize; the award-winning novel Russian Winter, now available in twenty languages; and a new novel, Sight Reading. She received her M.A. from BostonUniversity's Creative Writing Program, where her stories won the Florence Engel Randall Fiction Prize and a Transatlantic Review Award from the Henfield Foundation, before earning her Ph.D. in Modern and Contemporary Literature. A MacDowell fellow, Daphne has received fellowships from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, Yaddo, and the Bogliasco Foundation. She has taught literature and creative writing at Middlebury College, Boston University, Skidmore College, and Grub Street, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Thursday, May 30th at 7 pm - Daphne Kalotay, "Sight Reading"
Please join us at the Bookshop on Thursday, May 30th at 7 pm, as we welcome back Daphne Kalotay, dicussing her latest novel, Sight Reading. Daphne Kalotay is the author of the award-winning novel Russian Winter and the fiction collection Calamity and Other Stories. The recipient of numerous fellowships, she has taught at Boston University, Skidmore College, Middlebury College and Grub Street. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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